Today's News

  • Noticias, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

     Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@ lasvegasoptic.com


    • San Miguel County Magistrate Court hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.


  • Qué Pasa, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

    Monday, Jan. 1

    The 22nd Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Polar Bear Plunge takes place at Storrie Lake State Park at noon. There will be SCUBA divers, law enforcement, an ambulance, state park employees and media on hand. Admission is $5. After the plunge, ring in the new year with some hot chocolate and shop Las Vegas’ historic and merchant districts and antique shops.


  • LCC welding programs gets boost

    The Luna Community College Welding Program has helped produce many students become job-ready. 

  • Quitting ‘cold turkey’?

    Don’t most of us use expressions that mean nothing, that can’t really explain why those combinations of letters come to mean something we agree on but don’t always know why?

  • Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.

  • Moving on

    Richard Trujillo said population loss was the single greatest challenge of being the city manager for Las Vegas. 

  • Nine locals named all-state on gridiron

    Las Vegas was well-represented in the state football playoffs, and the same goes for postseason honors.

    Nine student-athletes from the Meadow City have been named to all-state teams by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The NMHSCA announced all-state honorees late this past week.

  • Holiday Stu: Spartans look like team to beat

    “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64”
    — The Beatles

    The 64th annual Stu Clark Tournament tips off at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wilson Complex, bringing a hearty helping of holiday hoops to the Meadow City.

    A full-tournament pass can be had for $15; alternately, individual session tickets will be sold for $5 ($3 children younger than 6) at the door.

    The tourney runs through Saturday evening.

  • Tri-Cities on tap in Santa Rosa

    Two of the top three boys’ basketball teams in Class 3A could be on a collision course in this weekend’s annual Tri-Cities Tournament in Santa Rosa.

    Pecos (6-2), No. 2 in the classification, plays Mesa Vista at 4 p.m. Thursday on day one of the tourney.

  • Aggies reach Diamond Head final, fall to USC

    By The Associated Press

    HONOLULU — Bennie Boatwright drained a long 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds left and Southern California held off New Mexico State 77-72 in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic Monday.

    The Trojans (9-4) won the tournament for the second time in program history with their third consecutive win. They also won the inaugural tournament in 2009.